K. R. Chandran (46 years), is an expert technician of Alapuzha district, where he lives with his wife and two children. Although he had studied only up to the 5th standard, he became a highly skilled workshop mechanic through experience and hard work. He is interested in innovating machines related to agriculture. Earlier, he had developed a machine for threshing paddy, putting in one and a half years of hard work and experimentation. This machine has now become very popular in Kuttanad belt. Seeing his ability to innovate, the then Industries Minister Mrs. Susheela Gopalan requested him to develop a machine for coir defibring.